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Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.745
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
May 4, 2020

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The Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program offers grants to support juvenile justice and mental health agency partnerships as they develop and implement coordinated programs that reduce crime and recidivism associated with youth mental illness (MI) and/or co-occurring disorders (CMISA).

Funding should be used to create or expand:

  • Programs that offer specialized training to officers, employees of a juvenile justice agency, and mental health personnel in order to better respond to youth with MI or CMISA
  • Programs that support the collaborative efforts of juvenile justice and mental health agencies to promote public safety by offering mental health treatment services and, where appropriate, substance abuse treatment services, for youth with MI or CMISA
  • Programs that support intergovernmental cooperation between state and local governments to address enhanced support to youth with MI or CMISA

Priority will be given to:

  • Applications from federally-recognized tribes
  • Applications that address specific challenges that rural communities face
  • Applications that demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
  • Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized Tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 6
Estimated total program funding: $5,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Substance use and misuse

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